2nd May 2019

A warm welcome back to all of our satff and students. We hope that everyone has had a rejuvenating break prior to the final term. Best of luck to all of our students in their final preparations for upcoming examinations.

2nd May 2019

Congratulations to RCC's Ladies Cadet Volleyball Team who have been named as one of the nominees for the Roscommon Herald Supervalu Sportstar of the Year Awards for their All-Ireland success back in January. The award ceremony will take place at the beginning of next year. Well done girls!

 

 

 

2nd May 2019

On Tuesday April 9th, Transition Year students accompanied by Ms Kerrane, Ms Grehan and Mr Patterson, attended Cycle Against Suicide’s Student Leader’s Congress in the 3 Arena. This is a contact based education day in which attendees are educated on the mental health continuum in an interactive and engaging manner. Transition Years in RCC have been engaging with the HSE's MindOut Programme all year and this event allowed students to enhance the skills they have been developing since September. 

Guest speakers on the day included Dr Harry Barry, Professor Fiona McNicholas, John Doran and Jenna Fitzgerald to name but a few. John Doran reminded students of the importance of resilience eloquently stating that "We grow through what we go through". Jenna Fitzgerald shared her very honest journey of dealing with mental health issues and insisted on the importance of seeking help because there are so many people who want to help when times get tough and with their help things do get better. Bobby Smyth shared his heart wrenching story reminding students to persevere because every day is a new day and no matter how bad things get things will get better. Students were implored not to struggle on their own, not to judge people based on social media 'likes' or how many followers they have on Instagram and to reach out should they ever need help and help will be available. To the delight of over 7,000 students in attendance, Kodaline and The Academic took to the stage to add music to proceedings and helped to enhance the message that “It's OK not to feel OK” and “it's absolutely OK to ask for help”. 

Transition Year Students who attended the CAS Student Leaders Congress in the 3 Arena

2nd May 2019

Congratulations to our Transition Years who successfully completed their Sports Leadership Level 1 Award. The objective of this course is to develop confident, healthy leaders through sport and physical activity. Our students learned and demonstrated important life skills such as effective communication and organisation whilst learning to lead basic physical activities to younger people, their peers and older generations within the community. Much thanks to Noel Feeley, all at Roscommon Sports Partnership and our instructor James McDowell.

 

 

2nd May 2019

Our Transition Year Geography and Home Economics students attended the amazing Freshtoday facility in Longford to study a factory system and nutrition. Freshtoday are at the forefront of Ireland’s leading school meals providers catering daily to over 200 schools nationwide with over 200,000 lunch and breakfasts delivered every week. Students got a tour of the food production plant, learned about the various roles involved and also about quality systems in place to produce foods of such a high quality. Students got an insight into how their daily food orders, that are input online each week, transition through the system until they are delivered to them in school. Many thanks to Ken Horgan for organising this trip for us and to all at Freshtoday for making this trip so interesting.

 

 

 

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